Pharmacy opening times and health advice this Christmas and New Year

Doctors in Basildon and Brentwood are encouraging people to plan their healthcare during the festive season.

With advice on common illnesses and the best medicines to treat them, popping along to your local pharmacist at the first sign of illness can help you feel better fast.

Please order and collect any repeat prescriptions in plenty of time – but check your medicine cabinet before ordering and don’t pick up any medication you don’t need.

Download our winter flyer which includes details of the Bank Holiday Pharmacy opening times in Basildon, Brentwood, Billericay and Wickford.

Drugs shortages and what you can do to help

There are an unusually high number of common medicines that are currently in short supply at the moment.

Shortages can be caused for many reasons but are usually short term and the product returns to stock within 4 weeks. There are a smaller number of medicines where there is a long standing problem and these can last for months and in some cases even a year or more although this is very rare.